Costco Accuses J&J Vision Care Unit of Price Fixing

TODAY: May 4, 2015 PUB DATE: May 4, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corp. has accused Johnson & Johnson's Vision Care Inc. of causing the retailer's customers to pay higher prices for the eye company's contact lenses. Costco in March filed a complaint against Johnson & Johnson, which revealed the suit ...

ADB to Cooperate With China-Backed Bank

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BEIJING--The Asian Development Bank said it has agreed to cooperate with the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank following senior-level discussions between the two institutions. Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao discussed the proposals for cooperation in cofinancing with Jin Liqun, ...

China April HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI 48.9 Vs 49.6 in March

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BEIJING--The HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, fell to a final reading of 48.9 in April from 49.6 in March, HSBC Holdings PLC said Monday. A reading below 50 indicates a contraction in manufacturing ...

India's Manufacturing Activity Slows in April -- Markit

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By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--A gauge of manufacturing activity in India fell in April as slowing demand hurt growth in new orders. The seasonally adjusted HSBC India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, prepared by Markit, fell to 51.3 in April ...

Australian Home-Building Approvals Rise

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SYDNEY--The number of Australian home-building permits rose in March, driven by demand for apartments and fueled by the first cut in interest rates in a year and a half. Approvals to build or renovate houses and apartments rose by 2.8% ...

European Stocks Advance on Manufacturing Data --2nd Update

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By Josie Cox European stocks rose Monday supported by rebounding manufacturing data across the region and recovering from one of the worst weeks in months. Having opened the session lower, Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40 were trading 1.4% ...

Asia Shares Bounce Back After Economic Data

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By Chao Deng China shares rebounded from early losses Monday as data suggested Beijing may need to further bolster the economy, while Indonesia and the Philippines both bounced back from losses last week. The Shanghai Composite Index finished up 0.9% ...

Swiss Manufacturing Output Steadies in April

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By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's manufacturing output steadied in April suggesting companies are coping with the stronger franc and that the country may avoid an economic recession. The Swiss Purchasing Managers' Index was unchanged in April from March at a seasonally-adjusted ...

U.S. Factory Orders-Historical, New Orders

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(NOTE: See Shipments, Unfilled Orders and Inventories historical data in story 84734) Seasonally adjusted data in millions of dollars. R denotes revised. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. -NEW ORDERS- -EX-TRANSPORTATION -EX-DEFENSE- Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago Yr Ago Mo Ago ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Edge Higher; S&P 500 Nears Record

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By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Factory orders climb 2.1% in March, first increase in 8 months U.S. stocks rose moderately on Monday, with the S&P; 500 trading near its previous closing record. Investors digested a report on factory ...

Luxottica's Profit Surges as Sales Rise in North America -- Update

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By Manuela Mesco MILAN--Italian eyewear giant Luxottica SpA saw its first-quarter net profit rise nearly 34% compared with the same period last year after it recorded strong sales growth, particularly in North America. With the euro progressively weakening against the ...

Indonesia Inflation Gains Pace In April On Higher Fuel Costs

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By I Made Sentana JAKARTA--Indonesia's inflation accelerated in April due to higher transportation costs following an increase in fuel prices in late March, the official statistics agency said Monday. The Consumer price index rose 6.79% in April from a year ...

Subscribers: Japan Market Items Not Available Due to Holiday

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Items about Japan's markets that are usually published on a regular schedule won't be published Monday through Wednesday due to public holidays. The items will resume Thursday. (END) Dow Jones Newswires May 03, 2015 19:49 ET (23:49 GMT) Copyright (c) ...

European Stocks Advance on Manufacturing Data --Update

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By Josie Cox European stocks rose Monday, recovering from one of the worst weeks in months, supported by robust manufacturing data across the region. Having opened the session lower, Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40 were trading 0.9% and ...

Comcast Tops Views On Broadband Growth, Reveals Buyback Plans--Update

TODAY: May 4, 2015 PUB DATE: May 4, 2015

By Chelsey Dulaney Comcast Corp. on Monday reported better-than-expected profit and revenue growth in its first quarter, as its broadband division logged its strongest revenue growth in more than four years. Shares gained 2.4% in premarket trading as the company ...